Corporate Counsel

Anixter International   •  

Glenview, IL

Industry: Wholesale


5 - 7 years

Posted 167 days ago

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The successful candidate will have approximately 6-10 years of substantial hands-on commercial legal experience, combined experience in a major law firm and/or in-house legal department, with a focus on complex product and services commercial contracts or transactions. Responsibilities include, without limitation:

  • Commercial

    • Handle the day-to-day review, structure, draft, negotiation and implementation of complex commercial agreements to achieve acceptable risk levels. Such agreement types include, but are not limited to, simple to complex product and/or service purchase contracts or transactions, distributor, MSA/MPA, reseller, teaming, subcontractor, transportation, LOIs/MOUs, NDAs, RFQs and RFPs containing terms and conditions, credit terms and conditions, and other procurement and purchasing agreements.

    • Provide practical legal counseling and guidance on a broad range of commercial matters to internal business customers.

    • Analyze transactions and legal principles into practical, innovative, creative and workable solutions.

    • Summarize and prepare risk summaries for review and approval by executive management.

    • Provide guidance and leadership to the North American Contract Management Team on the review, negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and transactions.

    • Foster strong relationships with the various business segments and functional departments, and develop a deep understanding of their strategies and objectives to better serve their needs.

    • Ensure that company form agreements and templates, as well as contract negotiation playbooks, and legal and business processes are up to date with respect to applicable laws/regulations and best practices.

  • Claims counseling

    • Manage commercial claims with in-house and outside counsel while minimizing cost and risk.

    • Provide counseling to the business on commercial claims.

  • Education/Training

    • Provide and develop preventative education and training in the areas of commercial law, Anixter’s contract review processes and risk management.

  • Law Department Projects/Initiatives

  • Collaborate with attorneys and paralegals, where applicable, on a variety of projects.

  • As part of the larger legal team, assist with the creation, implementation and enhancement of processes, policies and tools that are in place and creating new ones where needed.

  • Providing additional support to the Anixter Legal team as needed.